Submitted by WIKY News on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 3:44pm
A new study focuses on an alarming number of young people who are neither in school nor working. The Opportunity Nation Coalition says that 15% of the nation‘s young people ages 16 to 24 are essentially aimless. The study cites everything from income equality to college graduation rates to internet access. It also says some of the nation‘s largest cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have some of the largest numbers of idle youth. Indiana Youth Institute figures show the number of jobless and schoolless young people in the state hovers around 9%.